MyHand: An active hand orthosis for stroke patients

Unmet Medical Need: The number of sroke patients with upper limb impairment requiring rehabilitation exceeds 150,000 a year. Hand rehabilitation for stroke survivors is often limited by insurance coverage, therapist shortages, and logistic constraints. Current robotic rehabilitation devices lack versatility and wearable design, and are commonly difficult to use without clinical supervision.

Envisioned Healthcare Product: MyHand is a hand rehabilitation tool for recovering stroke patients suitable to be worn for daily activities and at-home use. 

Stage of Development:  Testing prototype

Collaborative Research Team:  Matei Ciocarlie, PhD, and Joel Stein, MD

June 2015 UPDATE

May 2015 PI AWARD 

NSF AWARD

Spring 2016 Article

February 2016 UPDATE

Columbia-Coulter Funding Cycle: 2015-2016